Originally Posted by anholman
I was having the same problem with my air adjustment last year. I tried all possible adjustments with the air slide. Nothing worked but other than the noisy and multi color flame the water heater worked just fine. This year it worked the same and the water got hot and etc. So since it was working good I decided to fix it. Sooooo last week I pulled the burner assembly out and it crumbled in my hand. Now I have to find another one.
Neil and Lynn
Lynn, I replaced the burner tube on my Bowen WH. However, I was very lucky to find a new OEM burner tube at a local RV appliance shop. ( not an RV dealer , a local mom and pop type place )
These burner tubes are obsolete, so you may have to search a bit to find one. The shop I bought mine from only had one left. With a little engineering you MIGHT be able to retrofit a newer tube to your old WH.
Good Luck !
I guess the moral of the story is, If it ain't broke don't fix it !